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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Definitely one of the finer American Brown Ales. A deep copper colored, mild brown ale. SGB is accentuated by a slight nuttiness from its malt character. Designed to be a session beer it has a real smooth finish with a very subtle hop character.

Medal: Gold medal winner at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival English Style Brown Ales.

Malt: 2 Row, Black, Victory, 30-37 Carastan, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Columbus, Willamette

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2006
Thanks to kp for this one. Poured amber with a off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, nuts, dirt, and a slight roast. Flavor is dirt, sweet malt, and some fruit. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown within a minimal head. A lighter brown ale and Im not complaining as this style is typically not of of my favorites. Hints of malt and apricots without much hops. A nice brown ale for me, but probably not for the lovers of this style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle from kp Thanks!

Pours a rich brown with amber highlights; aroma is peach, malt, and a touch of hops. Flavor is a velvety nutty butter taste, with a tinge of roast in the background. Smooth finish that leaves the drinker wanting more. Slight melon tones in the finish as well; cantaloupe? Nice beer; good session drink. The record adapter on the label is a nice bit of nostalgia as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2006
thanks to Degarth for this 12 oz. bottle. a brown ale that was , well.... brown in color and had a fast fading head. some malt and toffee in the flavor, but it was so mild it was almost like nothing. even so, the beer was so inoffensive as to be enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2006
12oz bottle from KP. Pours a dark amber color with a frothy off white head. Nose is sweet burnt sugar malt, soem caramel and a bit of light nuttiness. Taste is mostly caramel, light nuts and some brown sugar. A light bit of hops pokes through. Finished with a sticky dry palate. Body is medium to light and a subtle hoppiness is noted in the nose as the beer warms.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2006
12oz bottle via trades with Degarth and kp! - Thanks to you both! - Pours brown with a short offwhite head that fades pretty quick. Aroma is light but there is hints of caramel, and nuts. Flavor is caramel, nuts and a hint of brown sugar on the sweet finish along with some yeast and bread notes. Drinkable but nothing impressive.. Palate is medium bodied and somewhat watery...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Sweet Georgia Brown Ale pours to beautiful, bright, dark amber to light chestnut brown color, with a slight white head that fades, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful with the aromas of sweet malt and mild roasted nuts. The palate is soft and lean on the tongue, but is just packed with good sweet malty, toffee and nutty flavors. Sweet Georgia Brown finishes with more sweet malt and nuts up front, then ends with just a touch of hop bitterness but still ends malty and nutty. This is an outstanding Nut Brown Ale, with lots of flavor, and like all Sweet Water beers, is very drinkable. It can be enjoyed by both beer geeks, and novices to the style. It makes for a great beer to socialize with, as the abv is low, and would work well with a number of dishes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Aroma is almost citrusy with hints of almoand and cake. Amber/copper hued with a slowly diminishing thumb thick tan head. Fore is mildly hoppy then the smooth malts come in. Some nuttiness, but more sweetness and very mild toasted bread flavor int he finish. Very good brown.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 29, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) Sweet, toasty, mildly roasty, caramely and a bit nutty, somewhat earthy and only lightly bitter, this is a pretty straightforward American brown ale, no surprises in the flavor, but no flaws either. Not as much in the nose however, just some light toast, nuts and earth, more aroma wouldnt hurt. Medium bodied and well-carbonated. The beers color is on the border between light brown and dark amber, and the light tan head settles to a ring. A few small patches of lace are left on the glass. Decent, but not amazing, but then again, its just a brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Dark brown (duh) but clear, minimal head. Roasted malt in the nose, no hops. Straightforward malt flavor, a touch of bitterness in the finish. A little nut, cherry, liquorish, ok...for a brown.


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